Thursday, November 21, 2013

Took some time to decompress from Camp CARPA. Living in the desert with some amazing artists for a week was a little like visiting another planet. I'm posting a few photos of the event and some amazing animals we got to spend time with while doing the rover field test.

Photos in order: surveillance of the Afghan training village for the US military via Josh's telescope, photos of the village at night, breakfast at Camp CARPA (KChung radio is mostly in the photo along with Besty Greer), me giving a talk and demo of the rover in my TE+ND Rover uniform (thanks Stephanie Syjuco for the pix!), found a leopard gecko!, rover field test, female tarantula wasp resting, tarantula in the setting sun.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Corey and I have been keeping quiet about the latest rover deployment because CARPA requested it. Its kinda like DARPA but the 'c' stands for craft. Had a great time, met some amazing people and did some field research for the project. We collected local plants, insects and soil samples to learn about what to plant on the growing station. Thanks everyone for an amazing week in the desert, some amazing projects and great new friends!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Maddi just posted some awesome photos of the show at the MOP Gallery in Australia! Dr. Eben Kirksey harvested local flora and planted them in the growing platform for the install. Thanks again Maddi and every one for all o your hard work! For more images of the gallery check out Maddi's flicker page.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


The rover made it safely to Australia! If you are in Sidney this week, please check out MOP Project Gallery for special gallery related events. There will be demonstrations, lectures and of course, a few parties! Special Thanks to Maddie for all of her hard work getting the rover to the show.

Pictured below is the latest model (named Creamsicle) before it headed down under.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Corey and I have been working on a new rover model. If you are going to this year's Maker Faire in  San Mateo, CA, check it out at the Type A Machines booth! Ask to take it for a spin! It will be fully drive-able with RC controls. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The TE+ND working model is going to Australia! It will be shown at the MOP Projects Gallery in Sydney as part of the Intra-Action Exhibition presented as part of the Australian Animal Studies Group Conference at the University of Sydney, July 8-10, 2013. It will be shown along with works from Kathy High and Beatrice de Costa (among many others). Special thanks to the University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, and MOP for hosting. A very special thanks to Madeleine Boyd and Dr. Eben Kirksey for putting it all together. Check out the Intra-Action Exhibition website here.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

7 Ladies of Maker Faire

My buddy Denise H. just texted me about the 7 Ladies of Maker Faire! Apparently I'm one of them.
Thanks Maker Faire!

Gigantic gears!

Corey and I have been using the Tormach CNC mill at Techshop SF to mill out some very big gears. These gears take about eight hours to mill and we need at least four (but we're probably going to make six). We've taken lots of time in figuring out a better (and maybe a little faster) way to make them. Did I mention there're big?

The square blanks at the top of the last image are for some internal gears we are also going to mill.


Bones! In Nov. and Dec. we milled out all of the bones (linkages) we need using the Tormach CNC mill at Techshop SF. What a fabulous tool!